Sunday, August 15, 2010
White Bean Salad- Farmers Market Inspired
So sometimes I need a quick fresh dish that I can whip up in minutes after work. It's usually late so it needs to be healthy and light, this white bean salad is a great choice. You can serve it with a large green salad or with a side of wild salmon or free range chicken. It would also be great for a picnic because it won't go bad in the heat.
-White Bean salad- Serves 2
1 can organic great northern beans, drained and rinsed
1/4 c. onion, chopped- FM
2 cloves garlic, minced- FM
1/2 pint small tomatoes, cut in half- FM
1/2 cucumber, peeled and diced - FM
handful basil, torn into salad- FM
handful parsley, torn into salad- FM
2 T. olive oil, 2 T. red wine vinegar
salt and pepper
1. Toss all the ingredients in a large bowl and dress with olive oil, vinegar and salt and pepper.
2. Serve as soon as possible either alone or as a side.
Remember that you can change up the proportions and make this dish your own, I guarantee I wasn't the first to think this up. I am however going to double this and pack it for my lunch this week, and for Billy I'm going to use garbanzo beans for his lunch version of this dish. ENJOY!